Five stars for New Generation Santa Fe in Euro NCAP crash test
Did we expect any less? no, thought not… The New Generation Santa Fe has been awarded five stars in its NCAP crash test. But not only that, it scored highly across all four test categories, making it one of the safest vehicles ever assessed in its segment!
In the ‘adult occupant’ category, this D-segment SUV achieved a class-leading 96%. The extra protection on the body regions meant the judges could give the Santa Fe no less than maximum points in the side barrier test. The ‘safety assist’ category scored 86% thanks to its features such as electronic stability control and also 89% in the ‘child occupant’ category.
The New Generation Santa Fe has also done its bit in gaining a high score in ‘pedestrian safety’ by being the first car to be equipped with an Active Bonnet. In the event of an impact with a pedestrian, the bonnet rises to enable greater absorption of force, helping to minimise the potential for serious injuries.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The five-star rating for New Generation Santa Fe shows our commitment to developing cars which provide the highest levels of safety to Hyundai customers. The car’s class leading safety complements the enhanced efficiency that brings low CO2 and low running costs, to make New Generation Santa Fe a compelling choice for customers.”
The New Generation Santa Fe is the latest Hyundai model to achieve the maximum score in Euro NCAP’s rigorous assessment programme, following the five-star ratings achieved by all Hyundai cars launched in Europe since the original i30 in 2007. These models include i20, ix35, ix20, i40, Veloster and most recently the New Generation i30.
And, of course, every New Generation Santa Fe comes with Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care!